Are fruits the new florals? If they’re anything like the ones Rossella Jardini showed in her Spring 2012 Moschino Cheap & Chic collection I sure hope so. Literal takes on fresh produce have been a point of inspiration intermittently for a few seasons now (those vibrant citrus fruits on the Spring 2011 Stella McCartney runway), but Jardini delivered the inspiration like no other. From a strawberry-topped clutch and carrot-shaped buttons, to a jacket with an oversized straw-like bow closure and a bucket bag covered in fruits, this season’s collection was a veritable playful feast for the eyes.Despite the literal take on the farmer’s market theme however, the collection was nothing if not wearable – save perhaps the Strawberry Shortcake opening dress with its puffy sleeves and green bow. Truly Moschino at its best. Now, how long before Michelle Obama, a fan of the brand, slips into one of these pieces while out promoting her "get fit" agenda?
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TheFashionSpot's Lifestyle Editor, Sharon Feiereisen, is a freelance lifestyle writer based in New York City. Her work has been published in Newsday, The Knot, AM New York, WHERE New York, Dan's Papers, and Hamptons Magazine, among many other print and online outlets. Check out her tumblr blog, Random Happenings.